1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia galpinii Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; grassland.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, B. Mackinder, R. Pasquet, R. Polhill and B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 3:5. 2001

    Habit
    Erect subshrub 0.6–1.5 m tall, with several striate densely appressed velvety buff pubescent stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets very discolorous; terminal leaflet 3.5–6 × 2.2–4 cm, obovate to elliptic or almost round, rounded to subacute at the apex, minutely apiculate, narrowed to a rounded or subcordate base; laterals 1.7–5 × 0.9–2.5 cm, elliptic-oblong; all appressed pubescent above, the hairs not obscuring the dark surface, densely silvery velvety beneath, the surface entirely hidden; petiole 2–7 mm long; rhachis 8–10 mm long; petiolules 2.5 mm long, very densely pubescent; stipules 3 × 2 mm, narrowly ovate to lanceolate, very deciduous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences shorter than the leaves, 2.5–5 cm long, mostly 3–5-flowered but sometimes branched; peduncles 0.4–2.5 cm long; bracts 3–4 × 2 mm, narrowly ovate-oblong, very soon falling; pedicels 4–8 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent; tube 5 mm long; longest lobe 5 mm long, lanceolate-triangular; laterals 4 mm long, ovate, acuminate; upper pair 5 mm long, joined for three-fifths of their length.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow; standard 19 × 15 mm, obovate, densely pubescent outside.
    Fruits
    Pods 27 × 8.5 mm, oblong, pubescent with short and long grey hairs.
    Seeds
    Ripe seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Rhynchosia galpinii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Galpin, E.E. [507], South Africa K000263804

    First published in Bothalia 1: 135 (1923)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Burtt Davy, J. (1932). Manual of the Fl. Pls & ferns of the Transvaal, pt. II

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0